matchbook stories: issue one


I’m fully in love with all of the creative ways artists and writers are embracing print these days. From hand-printed zines to well-crafted quarterlies, it’s really wonderful to have so many options to hold and admire in your hands. Matchbook Stories is a new project that presents a literary magazine in matchbook form. Each issue is delivered in a tiny box and gathers four miniature stories (each in its own matchbook) inside. The debut collection includes writing from Matchbook Stories‘ editors, Ioanna Mavrou and Lee Jing-Jing. Each issue is handmade and only 100 will be printed, so if you’re interested in grabbing an edition, click here to check it out and place an order ($32 each). I love creative limited editions like this, they really showcase the handmade process and how special it is to own something like this. xo, grace


  1. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful little treasure! Have you read the stories yet?

    1. Grace Bonney says:

      deanna

      i haven’t, but i think i’d order this one without reading/preview just to see what it was about :)

      g

  2. Woa, these are so sweet. And how unique?! I’ve never seen anything like this before.

  3. Jing says:

    Thanks for featuring us, Grace. We’re glad you like them!

  4. susy says:

    Oh, these are so neat. What a great format for a little story. Love the reinterpretation of a matchbook to a book book. : )

  5. Tonya says:

    I second Grace’s comment. Just placed an order myself and one for my sister’s birthday in October:)

    Just FYI, the US price shows up once you place it in your cart and login to paypal.

  6. Thanks for sharing excellent information. Your website is very cool. This website has got really useful info on it!

  7. hena tayeb says:

    wow.. these are magnificent.

  8. Very cute, loving the vintage design on the box too!

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